Topic: Firefox 2.0
started by: meo
Posted by meo on Nov. 01 2006,14:46Hi guys!
I'm currently using firefox-188.8.131.52.uci and it works good. But if someone is inclined and have the skills (which I lack) wouldn't it be nice to have the most uptodate version of firefox for DSL. That's what I think at least. So please create this extension someone!
Have fun out there in cyberspace (I have),
Posted by reidar on Nov. 09 2006,18:34There is already a Firefox 2.0 in the testing area, and it's even compiled so that it works with stock DSL! Seems to work fine as far as I can tell, but unfortunately it doesn't have symlinks for the java runtime environment (DSL's uci ext.).
Posted by baron22 on Nov. 09 2006,20:55This script was posted on xbox-scene forums and is working quite well on my xbox with x-dsl.Have fun
echo "Updating repositories list
sudo apt-get update
Making sure libstdc++5 and the old Firefox are installed
sudo apt-get -y install firefox libstdc++5
Backing up old Firefox preferences
cp -R ~/.mozilla ~/.mozilla_backup
Changing to home directory
Downloading Firefox from the Mozilla site
wget -c < http://releases.mozilla.org/pub.....tar.gz >
Unzipping the .tar.gz file
sudo tar -C /opt -x -z -v -f firefox-2.0.tar.gz
Removing the unzipped .tar.gz
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/mozilla-firefox/plugins/* .
Linking launcher to new Firefox
sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/firefox
sudo dpkg-divert --divert /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox.ubuntu --rename /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox
sudo ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox /usr/bin/mozilla-firefox
The new Firefox is installed."
All you have to do is save it in a text file called firefox.sh.
Open EmelFM and find that file.
Write chmod a+x firefox.sh on the lower command terminal.
Then write ./firefox.sh to start executing the script that will download and install Firefox.
Posted by meo on Nov. 10 2006,19:40Well reidar!
It didn't exist until a couple of days after my request. Furthermore I have used it every day since it appeared in the myDSL repository.